Title: Sarah Reclining (bijin aizuri-e) Size: 16″ x 22″ Date: August, 2003 Medium: woodblock print (water based pigments) on washi My primary model for almost a decade, Sarah had fallen asleep while modeling for this print. To me, her relaxed posture and features were so beautiful! “Bijin” is a Japanese word which means “beautiful woman.” […]
My primary model for seven years, Sarah, with her daughter, Lily in her blue jelly flip-flops. Oban Moku-hanga three color (Prussian Blue, Quinacidrone Magenta, Sumi) reduction on three blocks in 19 block states. One basswood block and two shina plywood blocks. On Baren Mall Yamaguchi Hosho paper (very nice!). Fifty sheets printed in all. Twenty-three […]
Mother and Child
This is a print I produced for Baren Forum‘s 14th Exchange. This version included an additional block carved from oak which I used to print the ‘wood grain’ in the background. The print is o-ban (large size — about 15 inches high) on hand made, unsized gampi paper. This is a reduction print, printed by […]
Blue Robe – first aizuri-e attempt
This image of Dana turning in my yukata was my first attempt at aizuri-e (blue printed picture). I used only shades of blue in this Japanese technique woodblock print (moku-hanga). Later efforts included sumi or other blacks in order to increase the depth of darkest printings.